Philippe Noiret is a French movie actor. Known for his role as Jean De Quinta in the Coen brothers’ film “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” (2021), he appeared in more movies after that. He has also acted in TV shows, among them “Dancing With The Stars” and “Raising Helen”. Also, he was in the musical “Hairspray” for two seasons. This actor has appeared in a lot of films and has been nominated for a number of awards. Some of his best roles have been in movies where he plays an anti-hero.
In the movie, Philippe Noiret plays Michel de Clermont, a hit man whose life is riddled with financial woes. He always finds himself on the wrong end of the law, and he longs to be part of the Hollywood lifestyle. Because of this, he hires the services of Donnie Wahlberg’s character in the first segment of the film. Wahlberg’s character is a former con who turns the tables on Noiret, and this forces Noiret to make some mistakes that cost him everything. A classic scene from the film takes place in which Noiret is given a tip from a friend that gets him to meet a buyer for a stolen watch.
However, Noiret gets the watch stolen by his partner, leaving him to pay for it. The following morning, he goes to a jewelry shop, where he sees his former associate, Salle du Bois. He asks her to help him find the owner of the watch, but she informs him that she can’t help him since she only knows the person in question. She then leaves without taking any action. Later that day, Noiret is seen at a bookstore, where he bumps into Salle du Bois.
Since then, Noiret develops an attraction towards the French woman, and he begins to go out with her. When he goes to a French restaurant, he tries to impress her, and expresses his interest in becoming a movie star in the process. It is during this time that Noiret begins to discover how much fame can change a person’s life. He meets Le Jourdan, who is the director of a popular radio station, and the two begin to spend more time together. Shortly before their marriage, however, Noiret learns that Salle du Bois is actually dying of cancer, and he decides to pursue her cause, risking his own freedom to do so.
After Salle du Bois dies, Philippe Noiret assumes control of her estate, renaming it les Alpilles. While there, he also becomes aware of how much influence she wields over her brother and sister, and even her son. Noiret goes to great lengths to hide his feelings for his sister, and even makes an effort to avoid contact with her husband (although this is proven impossible). As tension builds between Noiret and his family, he is forced to accept the position of conductor of the Chateau de Versailles, which he does at the bidding of his brother, Martial. However, since Noiret is not fluent in French, the film is quite difficult to follow.
At the opera, Noiret finally reveals his feelings to Martial, and they are reunited in triumph. Noiret also gives in to his sister’s efforts to make him a part of the film by playing a role as a groom at the wedding of his brother. The marriage does not go well, and Noiret’s lack of skills as a musician is shown through his performance. The ending of the film shows Noiret moving into a new relationship with Le Jourdan’s daughter, Cosmo.
The most interesting aspect of Noiret’s career is that he was able to play such varied and intriguing characters, all in some form of musical theater. In addition to Noiret’s role as Martial in the musical, he also appeared in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Christening of the Magi, Carousel, Royal Ballet, Peer Gynt, Lenny Kravitz, and many more. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in The Nutcracker, and later for his performance in Sleeping Beauty. Noiret also had supporting roles in many more movies, including The Mysterious Lady, Love Actually, Take Me Home, Forgetting Sarah, Aida, and Eternal Family. Overall, his acting abilities are best suited for stage work, and he would be happy to return to these roles in the future.
Philippe Noiret’s best known roles would be those that are genre-specific. For example, he has appeared in films about the Spanish occupation in France during the World War II, and films about the singer and composer Mozart. Noiret has also been nominated for an Academy Award for his work in The Nutcracker, and for his work on Carousel. Aside from those two films, Noiret has also been able to win an Oscar for his contribution to the film Chappelle’s Block Party. In conclusion, it is safe to say that Noiret is one of the most successful and versatile French actor/actress of all time.